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The Trump administration is sending federal border patrol agents as part of a stepped-up arrest operation in so-called “sanctuary cities” across the United States, including Los Angeles, the New York Times reported early Friday evening.

The Times referred to the move as “an escalation in the president’s battle against localities that refuse to participate in immigration enforcement.”

Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva quickly responded with the following statement:

“According to the New York Times Friday, President Trump is deploying elite tactical border patrol agents known as BORTAC (Border Patrol Tactical Unit) to so-called sanctuary cities.

“I strongly oppose this irresponsible deployment of federal SWAT agents in Los Angeles County for civil immigration enforcement.

“In 2019, I reduced ICE transfers by 53% and lowered serious crimes in Los Angeles County by 7%. This debunks the White House’s claim that SB-54 and similar laws throughout the nation will somehow lead to an increase in violent crime. We cannot allow the federal government to weaponize our immigration system for partisan politics.

“This poorly thought-out plan can only be seen as a tactic to intimidate an already vulnerable population and drive them deeper into the shadows.

“As the Sheriff of Los Angeles County, I am responsible for everyone’s public safety regardless of immigration status. We are not any safer if an entire segment of our population is afraid to report crimes to local law enforcement.”

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  1. Valerie says:

    Mr. Villanueva,
    What can we or have to do to keep this Trump invasion upon the immigrants in our sanctuary city?
    I love being a part of being our sanctuary city, and I truly & honestly believe that the meek, less fortunate & poor shall inherit the earth.
    Please advise us, what can we do?

  2. Jeanne says:

    Apparently you can’t get DRUGS that are KILLING our kids off the streets so you should be GRATEFUL for the help.

    Anyone can score HEROIN, METH, or FENTANYL in minutes on the streets of LA COUNTY.

    You haven’t stopped it so I can only assume you’re incapable of it.

    Thank goodness the FEDERAL GOVERNMENT is starting to do the JOB you won’t! PROTECT CITIZENS from GANGS and DRUGS!

    SHUT UP AND STAY OUT OF THE WAY VILLANUEVA!

  3. Brian says:

    Find ‘em and deport them who are found to be in this country illegally according to Federal laws.

  4. Sheryl Bracken says:

    “As the Sheriff of Los Angeles County, I am responsible for everyone’s public safety regardless of immigration status. We are not any safer if an entire segment of our population is afraid to report crimes to local law enforcement.”
    If Mr Villanueva would enforce our laws, and arrest illegals for deportation, there would be no crimes to report and an entire segment of our population would have nothing to fear. You should care more about the citizens that pay your salary and not illegals who are breaking the law by being here. GO TRUMP!

  5. Gary Rakestraw says:

    I guess he forgot about this oath he took

    ” I, ___________________________, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of California against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of California; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties upon which I am about to enter.”

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Friday, Feb 14, 2020
The Trump administration is deploying tactical units of border patrol agents as part of a stepped-up arrest operation in so-called "sanctuary cities" across the United States, including Los Angeles, the New York Times reported Friday evening.
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